Scatterday is Saturday! Here we go, folks. Hang on tight!
Starting us out with a stark blast of glam, that model of a models, Dovima, in Dior, in Paris. This town suit is from the H line, and I love the sharpness, clarity and architecture of it. She has become modern art in the hands of photographer Irving Penn. And how about THAT for a winged eye? She was glam personified in her time. The suit became one of the go to looks for women. It was trifle less fitted in the waist, so it was more forgiving to the less reed-like among us.
Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio created this portrait cameo of the Queen of Poland sometime between 1530 and 1540. The cameo is mounted in a beautiful, (but sadly damaged) scrollwork frame of gold with red, green, blue and white enamel. Its enhanced further with a ruby, diamonds and a large pendant baroque pearl. The use of enamel in jewelry was very popular at this time and reached an extremely high level, only ever surpassed by the House of Faberge'.
That's it for this week's edition of "Roaming Through Paul's Overcrowded Noggin".
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!